Mt Baw Baw Snow Report Open

6:12am - 20 Sep 2019       
Lifts Open 3 of 7
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 0 cm
Snow Depth (Natural) — cm
Snow Depth (Snowmaking) 80 cm
Today's Weather: Very windy. Mostly clear. Forecast Max —°c

Surface Condition

Soft

Conditions

Skiing and boarding on a coverage of hard packed snow. Malt and Summit tbars spinning. Hut platter spinning. Magic carpet running. Frosti Tbog Park open and carpet running.

Snow Cover

Snowmaking

On Standby

Grooming Summary

Frosti Frog Hollow Toboggan Park

Froglets Toboggan Park

Kicker Park

Painted Park

Big Air Bag

Bungy Tramp

Tourist Rd

Baw Baw Entrance

Snowfall History

17 Sep 20193cm
16 Sep 20194cm
10 Sep 20196cm

Announcements

Big Hill Poma (Poma)
Hut Run Platter (Platter)
Magic Carpet (Carpet)
Maltese Cross T-Bar (T-bar)
Painted T-Bar (T-bar)
Summit T-Bar (T-bar)
Tank Hill Platter (Platter)
Run Status Grooming Snowmaking
Ridge Run
Village Run
Bombardier
Slam Dunk
Home Run
Tank Hill Run
Road Run
Playground
Painted Run
Summit
Old Hut
Slalom
Hut Run
La Descent
Champagne
Maltese Cross
Drops on the Rocks
Big Hill West
Cross Country
Cross Country Trails

Updated: : //2019

Trail Status Grooming Date Groomed
Beech TrailClosedNone
Latrobe TrailClosedNone
McMillans TrailClosedNone
Village Trail WestClosedNone
Village Trail EastClosedNone
Muellers TrailClosedNone
Maltese Cross TrailClosedNone

Snow Cams

Weather Forecast   Weather Forum

Fri Sep 20
Max —°c
Very windy. Mostly clear.
Sat Sep 21
8°c | 10°c
Showers or snow. Very windy.
Sun Sep 22
-2°c | 4°c
Snow shower or two.
Mon Sep 23
-2°c | 2°c
Snow showers.
Tue Sep 24
-3°c | 4°c
Possible snow shower.
Wed Sep 25
-1°c | 5°c
Snow shower or two.
Thu Sep 26
-1°c | 9°c
Partly cloudy.

Comments

bawbawbel
19/9/19 - 8:24pm
Baw Baw Bear: Engine braking is much better with Diesel .
Turbo, yes. Spinning at 100,000 rpm. Variable pitch blades makes them more fragile. Use with due regard to this. Disobeyed my own edict : "Never be in a hurry to drive down a mountain" due to icefall. $4000 for repair by dealer. $400 for second hand turbo (includes exhaust manifold), fit it myself. (big job). Be warned.
Baw Baw Bear
19/9/19 - 7:34pm
bawbawbel: "Diesel engines control engine speed and power output by throttling the amount of fuel injected into the engine. A diesel has no air throttle. Because it has no air throttle, a diesel engine offers virtually no engine braking when the driver lifts off the accelerator pedal." Engine braking is then produced by turbo vanes. Even a second hand turbo is gonna hurt. Ouch !
Engine braking is much better with Diesel .
Mister Tee on XC Skis
19/9/19 - 5:49pm
chriscross: Went up yesterday, not quite sure what to expect. Very pleasantly surprised by snow conditions as well as weather. Mountain staff wanted to check my chains in the car park, an indication of some of the issues they have had this year. The 3 main lifts were running, full cover apart from a couple of rocks and patches at the top of Maltese. Gauge on Summit run showed 65-70cm. V good side country through the trees on skiers right top of Maltese. Almost no-one about, despite Wicked Wednesday, so I pretty much had Champagne to myself after lunch. It did soften up early but Qst 92s coped with the conditions nicely. I took the xc trail from summit look-out to 5 ways junction, then beyond. Full cover untouched apart from some boot tracks right up the middle (who'd have thought ?) A few patches were appearing along the summit tow path in the afternoon and the melt water was gurgling away. Faint echoes of a fat lady singing through the snow gums but great spring skiing, sunscreen required. Make the most of it, folks.
I too did hear a faint sound of a fat lady singing out on the Baw Baw Plateau on Tuesday this week. It must have been my imagination, since no fat lady was to be seen.There are many bald patches appearing in many places out there and the sound of running water flowing under the snow pack could be heard in many places.
chriscross
19/9/19 - 4:13pm
Went up yesterday, not quite sure what to expect. Very pleasantly surprised by snow conditions as well as weather. Mountain staff wanted to check my chains in the car park, an indication of some of the issues they have had this year. The 3 main lifts were running, full cover apart from a couple of rocks and patches at the top of Maltese. Gauge on Summit run showed 65-70cm. V good side country through the trees on skiers right top of Maltese. Almost no-one about, despite Wicked Wednesday, so I pretty much had Champagne to myself after lunch. It did soften up early but Qst 92s coped with the conditions nicely. I took the xc trail from summit look-out to 5 ways junction, then beyond. Full cover untouched apart from some boot tracks right up the middle (who'd have thought ?) A few patches were appearing along the summit tow path in the afternoon and the melt water was gurgling away. Faint echoes of a fat lady singing through the snow gums but great spring skiing, sunscreen required. Make the most of it, folks.
bawbawbel
13/9/19 - 10:35pm
teckel: Is your engine mounted on your roof? ;)
"Diesel engines control engine speed and power output by throttling the amount of fuel injected into the engine. A diesel has no air throttle. Because it has no air throttle, a diesel engine offers virtually no engine braking when the driver lifts off the accelerator pedal." Engine braking is then produced by turbo vanes. Even a second hand turbo is gonna hurt. Ouch !
teckel
13/9/19 - 9:28pm
bawbawbel: Sounds like last Tuesday. Ice falling out of trees left dents in my roof as I drove down from BB. Now my turbo is making a noise. Must be coincidental...
Is your engine mounted on your roof? ;)
bawbawbel
13/9/19 - 8:48pm
Mister Tee on XC Skis: Link BOM are now on board for snow this Monday at BB down to 1100 M. An MSG trip on Tuesday is locked in with sunshine and good visibility predicted for Tuesday with a decent freeze overnight on Monday night to firm things up.
Sounds like last Tuesday. Ice falling out of trees left dents in my roof as I drove down from BB. Now my turbo is making a noise. Must be coincidental...
Mister Tee on XC Skis
13/9/19 - 8:26pm
Link BOM are now on board for snow this Monday at BB down to 1100 M. An MSG trip on Tuesday is locked in with sunshine and good visibility predicted for Tuesday with a decent freeze overnight on Monday night to firm things up.
9/9/19 - 9:45am
To add to my trip report from yesterday, a combo brickbat and bouquet. On arrival to the hill at 10AM I was told that I would need to fit chains. Fine I figure, the road looks clear and I'll just keep going until I see a sign for where I need to fit. Oh, the sign immediately after the entry box says I have to fit now. Ah well. I pull into the big fitting bay, gloves on, chains out, fit the first chain - and a guy comes out from the chain fitting area to advise us that the road has just been given the all clear, and we can drive up without chains. Well, at least I only had to remove one chain, not two?
Ubiquitous Steve
9/9/19 - 8:22am
Itís not such a difficult ski from Mt St Gwinear to Baw Baw and back.As long as itís not too icy! Getting over Mt St Phillack used to be a little tricky for the Team Leader but in good snow conditions u could go via Tullicuty Glen .but probably faster just to plod carefully through the trees picking your way up and down the foot track ..just side stepping and groping a few trees as you crash through. Mustering Flat is not far and itís pretty unique in good snow conditions....from there you can ski to the old hut.But itís a little tricky navigation wise the first time with map and compass.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
9/9/19 - 6:53am
snowgum: When the snow is there (like now), it's a brilliant little XC mtn. Unfortunately the XC component of BB skiing has been diminished in importance - as the almighty dollar dictates, that alpine skiing, tobogganing and snow play gets the attention. With some decent funding for summer works like groomingand drainage, plus regular winter grooming with a cat, it could be better. Still, we're lucky to have this gem < 3 hrs from Melbourne, < 2 hrs from central Gippsland.
I don't think the resort wallahs at BB want people like me XC skiing over from MSG for the day. They want people to pay at the gate. However skiing from MSG to BB and back is my XC skiing goal for 2020.
snowgum
9/9/19 - 1:21am
weerab: Most of my early XC skiing was done at BB. We would catch a bus and a chairlift to get to the village if you can believe that! We had some great skiing beyond the village towards Gwinear, really can't remember much detail, although Mary's slide, pudding something rings a bell. It was very often very icy but I think access was still better than it is today. It is a great little resort but I think XC is not a priority, or should I say it is not a priority!
When the snow is there (like now), it's a brilliant little XC mtn. Unfortunately the XC component of BB skiing has been diminished in importance - as the almighty dollar dictates, that alpine skiing, tobogganing and snow play gets the attention. With some decent funding for summer works like groomingand drainage, plus regular winter grooming with a cat, it could be better. Still, we're lucky to have this gem < 3 hrs from Melbourne, < 2 hrs from central Gippsland.
8/9/19 - 7:52pm
Had a fun day with Mr 3.5 at BB today. Booked him in for a mid-morning snowboarding lesson - he was the only participant, so (for better or worse) he ended up with a 1 hour private lesson. Got some good videos of him on his board, which was awesome. I managed to hit the 4 main Ts, managing runs on nearly everything. Cover was a bit firmer than I expected, but far better than the bulletproof I have experienced elsewhere this season. We were also grateful for the communal warm room, where we were able to enjoy our home made pumpkin soup.
weerab
8/9/19 - 7:36pm
Mister Tee on XC Skis: I was skiing on the BB plateau today. There is still a lot of fresh snow out there for BC ski touring. I need to become better acquainted with the whole layout of the area by hiking it this green season.
Most of my early XC skiing was done at BB. We would catch a bus and a chairlift to get to the village if you can believe that! We had some great skiing beyond the village towards Gwinear, really can't remember much detail, although Mary's slide, pudding something rings a bell. It was very often very icy but I think access was still better than it is today. It is a great little resort but I think XC is not a priority, or should I say it is not a priority!
Mister Tee on XC Skis
8/9/19 - 6:13pm
bawbawbel:
Best in Australasia. No doubt it will end up with the worst utilization for skiers. (sigh)
I was skiing on the BB plateau today. There is still a lot of fresh snow out there for BC ski touring. I need to become better acquainted with the whole layout of the area by hiking it this green season.
Baw Baw Bear
8/9/19 - 12:40pm
bawbawbel:
Best in Australasia. No doubt it will end up with the worst utilization for skiers. (sigh)
Yep !! Sadly.
bawbawbel
8/9/19 - 11:09am
Best in Australasia. No doubt it will end up with the worst utilization for skiers. (sigh)
7/9/19 - 8:26pm
Thanks , forget it then
weerab
7/9/19 - 8:18pm
Mister Tee on XC Skis: I have not heard of such grooming at BB or MSG. Mt. Stirling is a better place for skating.
They sometimes take a groomer up to the Gwinear summit but it wouldn't be suitable for skating IMO. Most of the tracks are quite narrow and it is difficult enough on classic gear. Other people might have different opinions but you would be much better off sticking to Lake Mountain for skating. I used to ski BB regularly on XC skis but they don't seem to give a **** these days. There's hardly any grooming and you have to mix it up with the albeit lovely huskies pulling sleds!
Mister Tee on XC Skis
7/9/19 - 6:52pm
euexp: Does anyone know if they groom for skating at this place ? Thanks
I have not heard of such grooming at BB or MSG. Mt. Stirling is a better place for skating.

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